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October 31, 2013

Shorties (Arcade Fire Covers, The History of Haunted Houses in Literature, and more)

You Ain't No Picasso has added several songs to its Arcade Fire covers archive.

The Guardian explores the history of haunted houses in literature.

Biographile recommends biographies and memoirs of Lou Reed's friends and frenemies.

Litro recommends contemporary female Brazilian writers.

OUPblog shares a Halloween playlist.

Author Justin St. Germain interviews himself at The Nervous Breakdown.

Stereogum interviews Austin Brown of the band Parquet Courts.

Bookworm interviews author Andre Dubus, III.

Stephen Malkmus is no fan of American soccer.

Zadie Smith compares American and British takeout food in the New Yorker.

The Grifters are reuniting for at least one show this weekend in Memphis.

The Syracuse Post-Standard interviews author Melissa Febos.

Happy birthday, Johnny Marr and Robert Pollard.

The Guardian lists the top 10 horror books.

The Asbury Park Press profiles Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers.

Neil Gaiman talks to Morning Edition about his Sandman prequel comics.

The A.V. Club offers

The Scotsman lists the 50 best Scottish books of the past 50 years.

Paste lists the most scathing reviews of the new Arcade Fire album, Reflektor.

An exhaustive literary map of London.

Win two pie books in this week's Largehearted Boy contest: The Four and Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book and Kate Lebo's poetry collection A Commonplace Book of Pie.

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also at Largehearted Boy:

previous Shorties posts (daily news and links from the worlds of music, books, and pop culture)

100 Online Sources for Free and Legal Music Downloads
Atomic Books Comics Preview (the week's best new comics & graphic novels)
Book Notes (authors create playlists for their book)
daily mp3 downloads
Largehearted Word (the week's best new books)
Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week (recommended new books, magazines, and comics)
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Try It Before You Buy It (mp3s and full album streams from this week's CD releases)
weekly music & DVD release lists

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